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Granted attendance has been going down since his Airness left the game but overwhelming the majority of ticket holders continue to be white or has that changed?
IRRELEVANT... The question is whether the number of White ticketholders, viewers and corporate sponsors are getting thinner and thinner particularly under the pretext of the "image".

That's a certainty with viewers. The quotes and NBA insiders say that's what's up with certain corporate sponsors.

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all I said was that whites are continuing to go to ballgames, guess all those white folks on tv must be cardboard cutouts
I'm not sleep or dreaming of what caused you to say that and what you thought you were responding to and contending with. You said:
What white ticket holders see obiviously does not influence their decision to pay good money to go to a game...

When attendance is falling off and, via White "used to be" or would-be fan sentiments, some of that is attributed or suspected to be related to the "image" then the ticket buying decisions are being influenced by what they see.

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Contrary to popular belief, the dress code wasnt in response to a problem with any players, it was in response to problems with owners.

...A couple corporate customers of the league... were uncomfortable with the appearance of some players.
Link on Page 1.

The story is about the overall revenues (and sustaining or increasing them) and not just the fans (alone) buying mere tickets. And umm... It is a league with 30 teams. The ones you most likely see on TV won't be the ones with the lesser fan bases.

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/4752194
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